Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Trials Bring Blessings of Strength

But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.
- Anne Brontë

Trails are difficult when we are going through them.  I would not ask from mine back, but I am grateful I have had all of them.  I never thought I would say that.  There were times when I walked just one day at a time, unable to think of tomorrow.
One of my low points was when I was recovering from pneumonia. All six of our children were still at home, and I was so sick I could hardly get out of bed.
Authors, visit to learn about ANWA Conference in February 2013 in Mesa Arizona. Check it out.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Open Fire J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South is a debut novel by Scott M. Hurst. In this fast paced story filled with holy high jinks and missionary mayhem, J. Golden Kimball squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the terrible Ku Klux Klan. Join Golden as he takes on the South in these unbelievable but true stories.
The author has captured the spirit, humor, and voice of this colorful character in Mormon history. This fast-paced missionary tale is full of suspense, wit and wisdom that will keep the whole family laughing. Everyone will identify with J. Golden’s humility and lack of pride. At times he surprises himself with his ability to solve a problem that he thinks is unsolvable. As a reader, that’s something we all wish for ourselves.
Hats off to the author! This is a great read!

Friday, October 26, 2012

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A second Texting Through Time book is here, John Taylor And The Mystery Puzzle. It’s a fast-paced quick read—fun for kids and the entire family.
As Micah and Alicia get to know John Taylor, they find he is faithful, courageous, prayerful and loving. They must solve a mystery puzzle about his life before they can return home. While hunting for the puzzle pieces, they land in France with a dead phone battery—and Micah is in a dress! What else can go wrong?
This was such a fun book to write. I enjoy doing the research. It’s a blessing for me to learn about our modern-day prophets.
I am honored that Mary Jane Woodger, BYU Faculty and editor of Champion of Liberty, John Taylor, has written a forward for my book. Maureen Smith, International President of the Daughter’s of the Utah Pioneers has endorsed the book. And Mathew Buckley, author of Chickens in the Headlights, and Bullies in the Headlights has given it a thumbs-up.
If you like contests, be sure to join the book blast on November 13th. Order a book from Amazon and leave me a message on one of the following sites to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate.
My book launch will be at the Ogden Temple Deseret Book Store on Friday, November 23rd. Join the fun. Come for refreshments and a fun signing.
Check the websites for other scheduled signings.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Promises and like the full moon. If they are not kept at once, they diminish day by day.” A German Proverb

Friday, October 12, 2012

God shall give unto you knowledge by his Holy Spirit, yea, by the unspeakable gift of the Holy Ghost, that has not been revealed since the world was until now D&C 121:26

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands Isaiah 49:16

Monday, October 8, 2012

But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.  Isaiah 64:8

Friday, October 5, 2012

If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not capable of developing compassion for others. ~ Dalai Lama

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Be the best you can be.

Make the absolute best of what God made.
-Robert Browning

Monday, October 1, 2012

Saving Savannah by Sara Fitzgerald is a tender Christmas story that will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your heart as you read. Devan Smith clings to the bitterness he feels at his wife’s death. The innocent sweetness of his daughter Savanna wedges itself into every fiber of his being. His family tries to love and support him. But neither can chip away at the hate he feels for the drunk driver that killed his beloved—until something surprising and unnerving happens at the Nativity program on Christmas Eve.
This book will make a wonderful Christmas gift, and the memory of the story will keep on giving throughout the year.